--- Comment #18 from Dario Faggioli firstname.lastname@example.org --- (In reply to Takashi Iwai from comment #17)
Hm, onlyDVD has already Requires: kernel-firmware. So the firmware packages are already on the media, at least.
Yes, I was puzzled about this as well.
And in fact, if I try to configure my wireless network card during installation, it works.
However, when booting into a freshly installed system, the `kernel-firmware` package *is not* installed, and hence no network. :-(
Now, can this be due to the fact that, if we check here: https://build.opensuse.org/package/view_file/Kernel:HEAD/kernel-firmware/ker...
we see that the kernel-fimrware (sub)package does not have any "Supplements:" ?
I still don't get how you'd make those firmware packages installed without the help of hardware supplements. Certainly we don't want to install them unconditionally, right?
What do you mean with "without the need of hardware supplements" ?
My current line of thinking is that, e.g., on this laptop, we would need the firmware that are in the kernel-firmware-iwlwifi package. On the media, there's no package that provides the proper "Supplements:". In fact, there is kernel-firmware there, but it does not come with any "Supplements:" at all, so it's not installed.
The package that has the proper "Supplements" is indeed kernel-firmware-iwlwifi, but it's not present on the media, so it's not installed. But if I put it there, it will be installed, thanks to the fact that it has the proper "Supplements:" for this hardware.
Or do I have a bug in my reasoning?